DLO Files: What to Do If You Don't Have 3ds Max Plug-in Software

3ds Max Plug-in is typically associated with binary DLO files, so you might be mistaken for thinking that program is the only way to open a file with a DLO extension.

Either way, if you're stuck with a DLO file you absolutely have to open, keep on reading. We'll show you how to open it, even if you don't have 3ds Max Plug-in software installed on your system.

Opening DLO Files without 3ds Max Plug-in

Different software packages tend to sometimes share similar file types. 3ds Max Plug-in is one of the popular programs that use the DLO file extension, so you should be able to use it to open your file. You might even be able to find others by doing a quick Google search.


A word of warning, though. Be sure to scan any free software you download with a malware checker before running it on your computer.

If You Have 3ds Max Plug-in Installed

If this software package is already installed on your PC, but it still won't work to open your DLO file, you might have to check that the file associations are correct. Right-click on the file, select "Open With..." and then select 3ds Max Plug-in. That will create an association between the DLO file extension and your chosen software.

Your DLO Might Be Corrupt

Finally, if you're still having problems opening your DLO file, download the file again or ask the sender to resend it. It's possible that your DLO file might be corrupt. As a last resort, contact the software developers to see if they may be of further assistance.

Here's a list of DLO-related software programs and their developers:

Software Developer
3ds Max Plug-in Autodesk Inc.

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